Securing and Accounting for Hazardous Materials
The use of hazardous materials at the University requires safeguards and increased security. However remote the possibility, we should prevent the unintentional removal of biological agents, radioactive materials, and hazardous chemicals. By using common sense and the following steps, we can greatly reduce the potential for problems:
- Do not leave laboratories, or other areas where hazardous materials are present, open and unattended. If you leave the area, make sure the door is locked.
- When not in use, return hazardous materials to their proper storage area. Storage areas in unattended spaces should be locked.
- Maintain an inventory of hazardous materials and routinely check these materials.
- Do not allow unauthorized personnel into your work space. Question people who enter your work space and who are unfamiliar to you.
- If you notice any hazardous materials missing or believe they have been stolen, please contact the Moscow Police Department at 882-2677 and the Environmental Health and Safety Office at 885-6524.